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Explore Up Close is more than just our name - it's our travel style. It means we like taking the backroads, discovering what's around the next bend, and immersing ourselves in local culture. It means we love exploring places - and meeting people - with stories to tell. 

Come and discover the fun of our signature small group trips! 

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Private Trips

Explore Up Close is about exploration travel - and you've organized your own group! From book clubs to retirement communities, to school and university groups, to small groups of families and friends . . . contact us to discuss the possibilities.

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Featured Trip

Exploring the Scottish Highlands

September 21 - 30, 2019

Discover Northwest Scotland's best-kept stories and wild places. 

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Get in the Middle of it and Explore!